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I ♥ Pilipinas

asianTraveler magazine‘s I HEART Pinas Photo Contest winners have just been announced on the magazine’s Facebook account a couple of hours ago. I thought it’d be nice to share the beautiful winning entries and the sentiments behind them:

Family as One |  Bino Caiña

Grandprize Winner

“I heart Pinas for having close family ties. A source of support, respect, harmony and love which give each member an inspirations to succeed and turn their dreams into reality.”

Simple Life | Jerome Baluyut

“I heart Pinas beacuse you can always find a place you can call home, where everything is organic and simple.”

Acuatico | Nathan Lubian

“A great combination of nature, modern touch and luxurious living, another way to live life as a proud Filipino!”

By the Stone Chapel of Hoyohoy | Wendell Glenn DrWends Cagape

“I  ♥ Pilipinas for it enriches my weary soul.”

Scaling the Summit of Mt. Bira-Bira | Renevic Amago

“Thanks to the generosity of my beloved country by offering multiple attractions even in a single journey, the package of mountain and island, beach and forest, wild life and underwater, truly define why I heart Pinas.”



Thanks for sharing the fruits of your talent 🙂

* thank you asiantraveler magazine for having the I Love Pinas photo contest and for showcasing how blessed the Philippines truly is.

Torn Between Two Lenses

   Even at just 4 months into this year,  I am almost convinced that 2011 is going to be my year. It seems the universe has conspired to make that happen especially with  the recent developments on the career front which will make it very conducive for me to reach the places on my wishlist.

    But before I even start to plan the next trips, I’ve been thinking of upgrading my handy little point and shoot to something that would take better-quality pictures. No, I’m not going to get a DSLR (like what everyone seems to be doing around here even if they’ve never heard of the words “aperture” and “shutter speed“) because I always try to pack light and I hate having to carry bulky, auxiliary items. And no, I don’t want some super-digital, super-compact, over-hyped and overpriced little gadget. I wanted to look into a semi-pro that would be capable of delivering sharp pictures almost close to an SLR.

    So, after doing some homework and by process of elimination, I slimmed the choices down to the  final 2 contenders competing for the honor of a space in my backpack:

Now all I have to do is decide. Check back soon to know which one’s the winner.

*image source: Google | Thanks to www.dailydropcap.com for the drops.